GBI-SingaScope 2024 course: Facility management: Impact, facility operation, and user training


Dates: 23-25 October 2024 (3 full days)

Location: Singapore

Venue: A*STAR Microscopy Platform (AMP) facility at Biopolis in Singapore

Event overview

Facility management constitutes a new career path for imaging scientists. Global BioImaging together with its partner in Singapore, Singascope, is jointly organizing a course focused on facility management. The course is open to imaging core facility directors, managers and staff as well as imaging scientists from imaging labs that offer access to imaging technologies. The course will feature in-person and remote speakers and provide opportunities for the participants to network with each other and the faculty.

This course will feature topics such as how to measure an impact of imaging core facilities, career development in imaging cores, imaging core facility operations, user training, enhancing staff's teaching skills as part of the train-the-trainer concept, training resources in microscopy aimed at independent learning, and others.

The full program will be available as soon.

This course is limited to 25 places and will take place in-person only.

Event format

This event will take place in-person at the A*STAR Microscopy Platform (AMP) facility at Biopolis.

The possibility to join remotely will not be provided.

Attendance fee

There are no registration costs associated with this event. This event is free of charge.


  • Graham Wright (A*STAR, Singapore)
  • Ma Xiaoxiao (A*STAR, Singapore)
  • Lee Shu Ying (NUS, Singapore)
  • Paul McMillan (Uni. Melbourne, Australia)
  • Gleb Grebnev (Global BioImaging, European Molecular Biology Laboratory)

Speakers & Instructors

  • Oliver Biehlmaier (Biozentrum, Uni. Basel, Switzerland)
  • Kerry Thompson (Uni Galway, Ireland)
  • Eleanor Kable (Uni Sydney, Australia)
  • Kelly Rogers (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia)
  • Cameron Nowell (Monash Uni, Australia)
  • Claire Brown (McGill University, Canada)
  • Laurence Lejeune (Canadian Network Scientific Platforms, Canada)
  • Ellen Quarles (HHMI Janelia, USA)
  • Radek Machan (NTU, Singapore)
  • Goh Wah Ing (A*STAR, Singapore)
  • Paul McMillan (Uni. Melbourne, Australia)

Prerequisites for application

  • You must be employed by a nonprofit research institution (institute, university, etc.)
  • You work in one of the following:
    • Imaging core facility as a core facility imaging scientist: imaging facility director, imaging facility manager, or imaging facility staff
    • Research lab with imaging as a central focus where you provide access to and training in microscopy and/or imaging to scientists in your institution or other institutions

Application form

Please complete the application form at the following link to be considered for this course:

Course application deadline: 26 July 2024

Travel grants

Global BioImaging is providing a number of travel grants for successful applicants who do not have institutional travel support to attend this course. Please carefully consult the web-page below to see prerequisites for travel grant application as well as the application form. Please note that in order to be considered for a travel grant application, you must first submit an application for the course and then submit a travel grant application.

Further information about travel grant applications & to apply:

Eligible cost items include the following:

  • Round-trip airline ticket
  • Public transportation costs
  • Accommodation costs
  • Visa and/or transit visa application costs

Travel grant application deadline: CLOSED

For successful travel award grantees: please note you will be expected to attend the entire course, 23-25 October 2024.

For US-based applicants: please note that we cannot provide travel grants/fellowships to individuals based in US due to funding constraints.

Review of travel grant applications: the review will take place after the deadline specified above by a selection committee consisting of members them GBI-SingaScope organizing committee.